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I am a retired higher education lecturer, taught programming, mostly C and Assembler for 25 very happy years. Now concentrating on delaying the inevitable as long as possible.


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asked What root directories should I back up?
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asked What should I do about this warning message?
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revised Linux Fedora 20: how can I find out what is happening behind the scenes
Added paragraph about unexpected reboots.
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comment Linux Fedora 20: how can I find out what is happening behind the scenes
Thanks sim. The power is not completely off, since the light in the USB mouse continues to glow, although that may simply mean that the PSU is powered up ready for switch on again.
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revised Linux Fedora 20: how can I find out what is happening behind the scenes
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asked Linux Fedora 20: how can I find out what is happening behind the scenes
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accepted How to unmount flash drive gparted says busy
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asked How to unmount flash drive gparted says busy
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asked How can I recover disk space shown by the difference in disk usage between ls and du
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comment Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
Thanks again switch87, worked instantly and brilliantly, but now please, for my curiosity, how did you discover that, i.e. that unzipping etc not needed? -- it is so counter-intuitive that I would never have thought of even looking at that as a possibility.
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accepted Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
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revised Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
Altered the Question to reflect the successful outcome.
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revised Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
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revised Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
Additional material following very useful answer
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revised Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
Still editing, need to look at site again
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revised Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
Removed additional material as not needed: covered by an amended answer while I was editing
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revised Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
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revised Changing the mouse pointer in Mate
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